Felicity’s practice focuses primarily around the dispute resolution side, handling conflicts before the UK Office and, if possible, settlement agreements.
She also advises on the clearance process around the selection of marks, including the search work and related activities around clearing a mark for use, including revocations, invalidity applications, domain name disputes and co-existence agreements. She has had twenty years’ experience in advising clients in relation to proceedings before both the UK Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office, including handling disputes up to the General Court and the European Court of Justice. Although she no longer acts before the EUIPO and its appeal tribunals, she still acts as a consultant for European matters.
Felicity works primarily with corporate clients ranging from the entertainment and media sectors to technology and financial service clients.
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney
MA (Oxon) English and French, University of Oxford
Nominated as a Top 250 Women by IP Stars (Managing IP) 2022
Hide is well versed across the whole of the trademark spectrum, but has niche expertise in areas such as coexistence agreements, domain name registration and dispute resolution. WTR's 1000 Leading Trademark Professionals, 2018
Included in Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards 2020
Felicity Hide’s superb knowledge and application of trademark law also extends to domain names, a technical area in which she maintains a thriving practice. WTR 1000
Felicity Hide is “extremely intelligent, responsive, clear and one of the best in her field”, WTR 1000, 2021
Recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2021